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Western Maine Health Local Board

At their annual meeting on October 24, 2018, the Corporators of MaineHealth gave their approval to a plan to unify our Maine-based local health systems under a single Board of Trustees effective January 1, 2019. Unification puts the strength of the entire MaineHealth system behind our efforts in each and every community to ensure the delivery of integrated, high-quality, well-coordinated care.

A key tenet of the unification plan is maintaining Local Boards that will oversee the care delivered in our communities and provide local input into decision-making. Local Boards are organized as committees of the MaineHealth Board and have an important role in our community, participating in quality oversight, oversight of local medical staffs, planning, budgeting and the hiring of key executives, local fundraising initiatives, among other duties.

The following individuals have been elected to the Western Maine Health Board:

Kevin Carleton, Chair
Gail McBride, Vice Chair
Holly Bancroft Brown
Richard Beauchesne, ESQ
Mike Binette, DVM
Jennifer Blastow, NP-C
Mari Grover
Patrick Hartnett, PhD
Kate Herlihy, MD
Glen Holmes
Darcy Lambert
Lindsay Luetje
Brian Nolan, MD

Ex-Officio with Vote

Kelly Elkins, Chief Operating Officer, MaineHealth
Andrea Patstone, President, Western Maine Health

Ex-Officio without Vote

TBD

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